2-time Minister of Industry of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a respected entrepreneur, Chief Dr Mrs Nike Akande, OON said in a recent interview with Encomium, that if a woman is successful and does not have a husband, people don’t respect her.
Mrs Akande who has been married to her businessman husband for over 40 years now says it is better to get married no matter how successful you are.
“I always tell people that it is better to be married. The younger ones are not patient. Marriage is a journey of give and take. I am not perfect, my husband too is not perfect but we have to bend over to compliment each other.
The younger ones are not that patient. It is better to be married. People respect you more when you are married. Unless it is impossible to live with a man because some men are impossible. But for little, little differences, you have to tolerate each other. Companionship is nice.
I will tell him my experiences and he will advise me. If a woman is successful and she does not have a husband, people would not respect her”.